Restoring the natural landscape, fauna and cultural heritage

Omexom UK and ROI is replacing almost 8 km of surface electrical infrastructure and moving it underground to improve the landscape of The Trossachs National Park in Scotland.

The Omexom business units TOHL and Substations are facilitating the removal of 32 steel lattice towers and 7.8 kilometres of overhead line between Killin substation and Lix Toll. This infrastructure will be replaced with a 132 kV underground cable.

The towers to be removed are clearly visible above the village of Killin and from the magnificent Falls of Dochart in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

For this project, the team from Omexom TOHL will supply and install a new cable end structure made from wood, and will dismantle the 8 km of existing overhead lines once the new cable is operational. The Omexom Substation team will design and install protection for the digital connections for two 132 kV cable circuits.

This is part of a UK-wide project to replace ageing infrastructure in sensitive areas with new links, in order to restore natural beauty and protect fauna and cultural heritage in these valuable landscapes.

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